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Search: Posts Made By: harmonic
Forum: Learning to Sail 2 Days Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 18,910
Posted By harmonic
Re: Topping Lift

Its major function is to hold the boom up while you reef
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 5 Days Ago
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By harmonic
Re: Finally some footage of me sailing

sails looked about right to me if your over powered boat heels more and slows right up,boat was moving well through the water.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By harmonic
Re: Gremlins in the chain locker

If you end for end your chain every six months it will last longer.
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 227
Views: 15,817
Posted By harmonic
Re: My newest project

would the winglets help stop the boat pitching as well ?
Forum: Racing 04-01-2015
Replies: 13
Views: 776
Posted By harmonic
Re: Race to Alaska/R2ak

looks like great fun if I was over that way would be as keen as.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-30-2015
Replies: 40
Views: 2,691
Posted By harmonic
Re: Any Solo Sailors?

I mostly solo enjoy the solitude,you just have to think ahead and dont rush anything.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-24-2015
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By harmonic
Re: Will 5 hp work on my 25 Catlina.

My old 26 foot keeler an old quarter tonner had a 5 horse honda on it ,and that was enough could cruise all day at 5 knots,more than ample to get you out sailing
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 03-06-2015
Replies: 108
Views: 5,873
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sugar scoop transom safety in big seas

Have delivered a sugar scooped yacht up the west coast of the north island,got 50 knots from astern,first wave tore the plywood stern doors out of her ,they were slip in ones,and second wave blew the...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-27-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,513
Posted By harmonic
Re: Manual Toilet Questions

Have bailed out a few electric toilets so cant recommend them outlet hose too small,Jabsco make a great product I would buy a new one of them very simple and robust,just dont use too much paper and...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-24-2015
Replies: 48
Views: 2,351
Posted By harmonic
Re: Do you have to be wealthy to own a sailing yacht?

owning one is easy maintaining one is what costs the big coin and if you dont maintain them they loose value fast.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-20-2015
Replies: 15
Views: 997
Posted By harmonic
Re: Docking under Sail - Beam reach approach

Sail in under a small headsail if your boat is controlable under it,go in slow and let sheet go when you can coast in,mainsail only is no good as you cant luff it if wind goes aft of your...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-16-2015
Replies: 12
Views: 983
Posted By harmonic
Re: Outboard rudder and vane gears

Maybe a shiny one looks cooler.Im with you cant see the point.Lots of extra weight as well.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-13-2015
Replies: 85
Views: 22,266
Posted By harmonic
Re: Those new fangled Mantus Anchors..Bought One...Why

Hi smack I agree with you about the anchor looking good but how many times have you used it to get a comparison against any other anchor?
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 02-08-2015
Replies: 26
Views: 1,878
Posted By harmonic
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-04-2015
Replies: 19
Views: 1,286
Posted By harmonic
Re: To stop pitching, no not horseshoes.

Usually I would change anchorages,Just saying.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 02-01-2015
Replies: 44
Views: 4,401
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing single handed best size, not brand

Problems on boats increase with size bigger boats bigger issues,I can store 3 months provisions on my 32 footer which is any amount,larger boats are more comfortable and sail faster.But the sails are...
Forum: Seamanship & Navigation 01-31-2015
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By harmonic
Re: Celestial Navigation

Used to use CN 30 odd years ago then sat nav came along then gps,Have forgotten how to do sights now and miss it not one bit.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-28-2015
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By harmonic
Re: Is rusty metal infectious??

best way to stop chain rusting is to use it a lot.Steel rusts a lot slower underwater.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-25-2015
Replies: 70
Views: 3,876
Posted By harmonic
Re: Greatest fear?

Getting run down by a ship is my greatest fear have had a close shave once they just dont see you.
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 58
Views: 4,354
Posted By harmonic
Re: Sailing Alone Better?

I enjoy the complete freedom of single handing do what you want when you want reef early no one to tell you you are doing anything wrong,I also enjoy taking my kids sailing but find it tiring and a...
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-18-2015
Replies: 46
Views: 3,545
Posted By harmonic
Re: What is the most idiotic mistake you have made on a boat?

winched my old trailor sailor up onto trailor when it wasnt straight on thought rollers would pull her around no ,a roller punched hole through hull.Winched her on straight next time .
Forum: General Discussion (sailing related) 01-15-2015
Replies: 80
Views: 6,636
Posted By harmonic
Re: Whats your best bit of kit??

My garmin chartplotter is my favorite toy no DR no sextant sight and tables while feeling seasick,just follow the purple line.Second is my Aires windvane best crew ever no arguements or answering...
Forum: Cruising & Liveaboard Forum 01-04-2015
Replies: 117
Views: 5,713
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bluewater with no engine?

Sailing amongst reefs and entering passages is hard enough without a motor unless you are very experienced.If I was you I would pass plenty of good cheap running boats elsewhere.
Forum: Gear & Maintenance 01-02-2015
Replies: 16
Views: 1,424
Posted By harmonic
Re: Trailer Sailer centerboard !!&%$^$@%$^???

You could use spectra instead of wire it wont rust out like steel,you could jack your boat up on a flat area pull the trailor out and do it on dry land,have done this once with a hartly 18
Forum: Boat Review and Purchase Forum 12-18-2014
Replies: 2
Views: 616
Posted By harmonic
Re: Bowsprits and bobstays at a mooring

I have a 10 foot length of anchor rope shackled to the base of my bobstay I use it when anchoring so my chain doesnt rub on my bobstay and keep me awake,I just lash it to my anchor chain and let it...
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